Improving home entertainment and home automation systems one step at a time.
A new customer’s MusicCast speakers kept dropping Pandora – A better router fixed this annoying issue. She loved the Yamaha MusicCast speakers in her home – when they worked. After one frustrating day of the speakers dropping Pandora about six times, she had as much...read more
Getting a new place to call home can be an exciting adventure. The act of moving, not so much. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of moving. Because of this, I do everything I can to make the experience as painless as possible. Just to be...read more
I’m often asked how much someone should spend on a home entertainment system. This is another one of those straightforward questions that has more than one answer. I will almost always answer the initial question with one of my own; what do you want to do? The answer...read more
When setting up a room for a home entertainment system, there are a number of things to take into account. First, what equipment is going into the room? Are you buying a whole new system or are you using existing equipment? Are you using a TV or a projector and a...read more
When I get a call from a potential customer for Next Step Audio Enhancement, the first thing I do is ask for an appointment to consult with the customer in their home. Some may wonder why I want to come out to their home when the request may seem like a simple one....read more
When talking about home theaters, we eventually start talking about Internet access for streaming services like Hulu, Netflix. and YouTube and access to hard drives on your network for your pictures, music library and videos. In addition, your Blu-ray player will want...read more
The question I asked myself was "Could I put together a quality surround sound budget audio system for $500.00?" The answer depended on what kind of system I put together. For the purposes of this exercise, the system had to be 5.1 and include a sound receiver,...read more